Ruth Dean
July 22, 1917 - August 3, 2016
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St. Thomas More Catholic Church
1810 N. McDonald Street
Appleton, WI
Monday 8/8, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
St. Thomas More Catholic Church
1810 N. McDonald Street
Appleton, WI
Monday 8/8, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map

Just days after celebrating her 99th birthday, Ruth passed away peacefully on August 3 at 1:30pm with her family at her side. She was born July 22, 1917 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the daughter of William and Cecelia (Madel) Sullivan. Ruth graduated from Milwaukee State Teachers College in July, 1939. She dearly loved her profession, teaching…

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Dawn Petro left a message on August 10, 2016:
Dear Family: Please accept my belated condolence for the loss of your loved one. To live to be this age is truly a blessing from God. (Psalm 90:10) Imagine your loved one living "forever". That is what the Bible promises at Revelation 21:4 because one of the things that will be gone is death and Isaiah 25:8 says that “He (God) will swallow up death forever.” For those who have died, God promises they will be resurrected back to earth under peaceful conditions. Your beloved is included in that promise. (Acts 24:15; Psalm 37:11) We can trust God and put all of our faith in him because he does not lie. (Numbers 23:19) To learn the Bible's answer to the question, "Can the Dead Really Live Again?", type the following URL into your browser to read or listen to the answer:
Leslie and Paul left a message on August 8, 2016:
So sorry to hear about the passing of Nana. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Steve & Debbie Kranzusch left a message on August 6, 2016:
Debbie and I send our most heartfelt condolences to Bill, Patty, Jeff and the entire Dean family as news of Ruth's passing reaches us here in Alabama. May the days ahead be a wonderful celebration of an abundant life well-lived. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Sandie M. left a message on August 6, 2016:
I am so sorry about Ruth Dean, I know it's really hard to lose a mother. This scripture really help me when I lost my love one in Revelation 21:4 4 "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." I hope this helps a little. You're in our prayers
Marilyn Havlovitz left a message on August 5, 2016:
with my deepest sympathy @ the loss of your beloved Mother. with many memories of a beloved neighbor and friend on Archibald lake God bless you all
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Kay & Charlie Merrill left a message on August 5, 2016:
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. She was a very sweet lady that I got to meet recently at the Living Tree (she was my Mother's neighbor there). I had the opportunity to Trick or Treat with her last year and help her with her TV numerous times. Always a smile and a hug for me. With Deepest Sympathies.
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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